Spring’s Best Fashion Balances Masculine Suiting and Feminine Volume

Grace Coddington styles this season’s most exciting looks.

Photographed by Karim Sadli; Styled by Grace Coddington.

Photographed by Karim Sadli

Styled by Grace Coddington

This season is all about volume, whether it comes in the form of puffed-up ruffles or the generous cut of a boxy blazer. The exaggerated femininity of Louis Vuitton’s virginal white dress feels just as fresh as men’s wear–inspired camel suiting from Hermès. Both approaches telegraph the desire to take up space and the confidence to do so without apology. Combined, as in the case of Givenchy’s bowlike top and houndstooth trousers and Prada’s prim A-line skirt and schoolboy blazer, the effect is even more powerful. Pair with a hefty set of platform shoes to really make some noise.

Givenchy top, pants, and cuff; Prada shoes.

Louis Vuitton jacket, top, pants, brooches, and belt; Prada shoes.

Alexander McQueen jacket and pants; Prada shoes.

Paco Rabanne blouse, skirt, belt, and socks; Prada shoes.

Louis Vuitton dress and brooch.

Prada blazer, top, skirt, earrings, and shoes.

Balenciaga blouse, belted skirt, leggings, and earrings; Prada shoes.

Hermès jacket, pants, and scarf; Prada shoes.

Miu Miu coat and pants; Prada shoes.

Loewe jacket and pants; Prada shoes.

Marc Jacobs jacket, shirt, skirt, scarf, and tights; Prada shoes.

Valentino dress; Valentino Garavani belt; Dr. Martens shoes.

Gucci jacket, shirt, and tie.Photographed by Karim Sadli; styled by Grace Coddington.Hair by Damien Boissinot for René Furterer at Art + Commerce; makeup by Hannah Murray at Art + Commerce; manicure by Rieko Okusa for Chanel at Susan Price NYC. Model: Rianne van Rompaey at DNA Model Management; casting by Michelle Lee at Michelle Lee Casting. Set design by Dorothée Baussan at MHS Artists. Produced by Hanna Corrie at PRODn/Production at Art + Commerce; production manager: Michelle Small at PRODn/Production at Art + Commerce; photography assistants: Antoni Ciufo, Alexandre Hertoghe, Amelia Hammond; digital technician: Edouard Malfettes at Imag’in; retouching: Imag’in; fashion assistant: Madeleine Jones; hair assistant: Kiri Yoshiki; makeup assistant: Jamie Stehlin; set assistant: Amanda Ortega.